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? there's been an accident at three mile island." narrator: panic in pennsylvania and vindication in hollywood when "movies that shook the world" returns. narrator: for 12 days after "the china syndrome" opened, it drew record crowds, but furious debate raged over whether its doomsday premise was real or liberal propaganda. this is jack godell. we have a serious condition. you get everybody into safety areas and make sure that they stay there. man: caution. this is not a drill. this is not a drill. narrator: then at 3:53 a.m. on the morning of march 28, 1979, 90 alarms went off at the nuclear power plant at three mile island, pennsylvania. in a nuclear power plant near harrisburg, pennsylvania, the cooling system broke down this morning. some radioactive steam escaped into the air. radiation passed through the four-foot concrete walls and was detected a mile away from the plant. [ sirens blaring ] ...evacuation. please stay inside... man: power-plant workers are trying to figure out how to cooldown... ...fear of a possible meltdown and nuclear catastrophe. i was in new york and, a
. >> thanks. >> a baltimore county police enforcement in pennsylvania. could be linked to a string of arsons in another county. our reporter is live with this story. >> two cars were torched in parkton overnight on tuesday. baltimore county police say the cars were in the driveway of the homeowners. the home did not catch on fire. the car fires were set intentionally according to investigators. nothing was taken from the vehicles. they were simply set on fire. police are not sure if the cases are connected. with detectives on the pennsylvania regional police to discuss the similarities were dissimilarities that our cases may have with theirs. asking anyone with information to please give them a call. wbal-tv. >> the victim was found for a august morning on williamson lane. commercial complex with severethey are trying to determine how a body was found floating near a dam. the discoveries made yesterday afternoon and called 911. no possible cost of debt for an identification on the victim. >> 40 officers were to split -- is being credited for the bust of some robberies. the training program w
by the appearance. the justice department releasing results of a middle aged woman from pennsylvania. she calls her jihad jane charged with recruiting terrorists on the internet and offering to kill a swedish person. we start with jeanne meserve in washington. >> reporter: she called herself that in a youtube posting charged with conspiring to kill in a foreign country and providing materiel support to terrorists. the government and other agencies declined to comment on her comment. according to a government official familiar with the case, a swedish artist names lars bits who controversial cartoons of the prophet mohammed. she's from pennsylvania described as blond, green eyed and a convert to islam. according to an indictment unsealed tuesday she conspired with five unindicted co-conspirators to raise money and recruise men and women to join the jihad. one of them ordered her to kill a swede identified by the source as the cartoonist. and she agreed sayy i will make this my goal orful i achieve it or die trying. she says only death will stop me here that i am so close to the target. according to
of northern maryland into southern pennsylvania. here is a look at live doppler. up along the blue ridge light to moderate rains to winchester and front royal. no major problems. there are flood warnings along the major creeks and streams. the potomac river is under a flood warning. potomac and little falls will be cresting monday afternoon. that will be a moderate flood there. in martinsburg, cresting about three feet above flood stage the moderate category 7:00 monday. rainfall totals around the area, one to two inches of rain. both at washington international airport, almost three inches of rain today, 2.5 in columbia, almost 2.0 in the blue ridge. flood potential does stay high through tomorrow, at least. there is drying out potential coming our way. >> people in low-lying areas particularly are keeping an eye on rising creeks and rivers. rising waters caused flooding and high winds toppled trees. derrick ward surveyshe damage. >> reporter: falling trees and rising waters. in old town, alexandria, low roads are prone to flooding. not much time to take in the scene richlt holly was givening
is in that bill and explain in simple terps that maybe we can all understand. also pennsylvania governor rendell and south dakota governor rounds will be talking about the impact this bill could have on the states and what it might cost at the state level not just the federal. dick morris on how the leadership is going to do whatever it takes to get this bill passed. and what kind of backroom deals might they be cutting in order to get the votes they need? we are going to beholding a mini town hall group with a bunch of folks from southern california. they will be asking questions that everybody wants answers to. all of that here on this special live edition of huckabee. tonight we start with carl cameron. carl has the latest from capitol hill. it has been a long day for what you is the latest? >> reporter: there were a number of developments today important ones. the house rules committee has been working all day drafting the parameters for tomorrow's debate. earlier today they made a major decision. democrats chose to drop to a he abandon the deem and pass proposal that would have allowed them
as a whole, it is large. the biggest rains have moved north into pennsylvania, new york state, and parts of new england. some is in the mississippi river valley, held up by high pressure in canada. it cannot move out quickly. i mentioned sun coming to the southeast. let me give you an idea of the heaviest rains. it is all north and west, in new jersey and the mountains of pennsylvania, well to our northwest and a little bit down around the district of columbia. the heaviest rain seems to be over for the time being. what the heavy rains did -- we are in brooklyn with the details. >> as you can see behind me, the water is completely covering the road. yes, it is deep. because of the water that is covering the street, the road has been closed. we saw a car try to come through earlier. it backed up, got out of there. earlier today, cars did get stranded in this water. there is low-lying water throughout the area. if you have to be careful. if you see any water like this, do not go through it. you could get stuck. they have closed this part of the road so you cannot go through here. it is dee
. >> similar crimes has been plaguing york county pennsylvania. our reporter is live with more details. >> two cars were set on fire. baltimore county police want to know if it is related to a string of arsons in york county. >> i heard a funny noise outside of the house. >> neighbors are on edge after learning about cars that were set on fire around 2:00 tuesday morning. the homeowner heard something outside and looked out his window. >> he realized his cars were on fire. there were able to get out of the house. our investigators have found that the cars parked in his driveway or intentionally set on fire. >> this comes after a string of car arsons a few miles north in york county, pennsylvania. in all of the cases, nothing was taken from the car. the set on fire. police are not sure if the cases are connected. >> detectives will meet with those from the pennsylvania state police thursday to discuss the similarities for the similarities that our case may have with theirs. it may be interested to the same suspects or it may not be. we do not know. >> they do not have a description of the suspe
in pennsylvania. >> police wonder if crimes here could be linked to a string of arsons in another county. >> two cars were torched in parkton overnight on tuesday. baltimore county police say the cars were in the driveway of the homeowners. the home did not catch on fire. homeowners for able to get out. the car fires were set intentionally according to investigators. nothing was taken from the vehicles. they were simply set on fire. police are not sure if the cases are connected. kretzer our detectives will meet with detectives on the pennsylvania regional police to discuss the similarities were dissimilarities that our cases may have with theirs. >> baltimore county police are asking anyone with information to please give them a call. wbal-tv. >> a baltimore county woman accused of orchestrating the murder of her husband will appear in court today for a bail review. she is accused of paying $9,000 for the execution of her husband on march 1. he owned a gas station. police used security cameras to link her to the murder. a motive has not been determined. animal cruelty charges have been dropped
in parkton. however detectives here are working with pennsylvania state police now to try to solve this crime. on andrews in court parkton the charred remains of two cars sit in the driver way. flames here so intense they melted the siding on the house. all together, nine cars have been set on fire. since the king of hearts dance at susquehanna high school in york county was cancelled due to a threat n some cases cards left at the scenes. so some pennsylvania residents have dubbed the arsonist the carsonist or joker. >> yeah, i think it was somebody decided to go on a spree that night i think it is kids that watch too much of it. and get crazy ideas. >> pennsylvania authorities confirm at one scene, one card had a message stating all the kings dancing. pennsylvania authorities are now on the look out for a red two door vehicle. which may be connected to the case. kathleen cairns, fox 45 news "late edition". >> more tonight about the woman accused of paying $9000 to have her husband killed. a possible motive came out at a bail hearing today. karla porter will remain behind bars for now. denied
're picking up the light rain showers north to south out of pennsylvania. it's not going to be a heavy rain but certainly a light rain likely, we'll say, for the morning commute. most of the heavy stuff the stay offshore. we're in the mid 40's right now. we'll make sneak up close to 50 this afternoon. we do have some much better news in the seven-day forecast. but we'll save that for a few minutes and let sarah give you a little more bad news this morning. >> leave it to me. >> pass the buck. >> you know it's slow on a monday when it's raining. >> exactly. we have one problem just coming in to us. it's a vehicle fire on southbound 97 approaching benfield boulevard. if you are going to travel there, approaching 32. we are getting reports it's starting to cause some delays. watch for that southbound 97. might find delays along delaware avenue in elkton. all lanes remain closed due to flooding. nothing major on 95 in and out of cecil county. a pretty nice ride into the ft. mchenry. harbor tunnel looks great. a bit of a delay on the west side outer loop. speeds are down pretty much everywhere.
and explain in simple terps that maybe we can all understand. also pennsylvania governor rendell and south dakota governor rounds will be talking about the impact this bill could have on the states and what it might cost at the state level not just the federal. dick morris on how the leadership is going to do whatever it takes to get this bill passed. and what kind of backroom deals might they be cutting in order to get the votes they need? we are going to beholding a mini town hall group with a bunch of folks from southern california. they will be asking questions that everybody wants answers to. all of that here on this special live edition of huckabee. tonight we start with carl cameron. carl has the latest from capitol hill. it has been a long day for what you is the latest? >> reporter: there were a number of developments today important ones. the house rules committee has been working all day drafting the parameters for tomorrow's debate. earlier today they made a major decision. democrats chose to drop to a he abandon the deem and pass proposal that would have allowed them to have o
that maybe we can all understand. also pennsylvania governor rendell and south dakota governor rounds will be talking about the impact this bill could have on the states and what it might cost at the state level not just the federal. dick morris on how the leadership is going to do whatever it takes to get this bill passed. and what kind of backroom deals might they be cutting in order to get the votes they need? we are going to beholding a mini town hall group with a bunch of folks from southern california. they will be asking questions that everybody wants answers to. all of that here on this special live edition of huckabee. tonight we start with carl cameron. carl has the latest from capitol hill. it has been a long day for what you is the latest? >> reporter: there were a number of developments today important ones. the house rules committee has been working all day drafting the parameters for tomorrow's debate. earlier today they made a major decision. democrats chose to drop to a he abandon the deem and pass proposal that would have allowed them to have one vote on the rule for
. >> good afternoon. i am sarah caldwell. police in maryland and pennsylvania are working together to investigate a string of car arsons. two were torched in parkton. they follow a string of car fires just north of parkton in pennsylvania. police say they are not sure if the cases are connected. >> our detectives are going to meet with the detectives from the pennsylvania state police and the york county regional police on thursday to discuss the similarities or dissimilarities that our cases have with theirs. it may be attributed to the same suspects out there, it may not be. we don't know. >> neighbors in the area who see anything suspicious or have information should call police. >> spring fever is still in play around baltimore today. we are seeing a mix of clouds and sunshine, kind of brightening up out there. temperatures in the 50's. look at all that moisture brewing down south. heavy rain in atlanta right now. to the west, clear counterclockwise spin with the area of low pressure. it will be raining throughout the day tomorrow, especially in the saturday, with moderate to h
a few miles north of the state line in york county, pennsylvania. this is home video of one of the fires. in all of the cases, nothing was taken from the cars, they were simply set on fire. police are not sure if the cases are connected. eggs our detectives were going to meet with detectives from the pennsylvania state police on thursday to discuss the similarities that our case may have with theirs. it may be attributed to the same suspects or it may not be. >> police in baltimore county also do not have a subscription -- description to go on. they hope it does not turn into an arson spree like in pennsylvania. >> some of our neighbors have their car sitting in an open garage, and if the cat sat on fire, it could catch their house on fire and someone could get killed. >> just keeping our cars locked up, and if we hear a noise coming get up and check it. >> police are asking people in the area to be on the lookout and report anything suspicious. if you have any information about these arsons, contact baltimore county police. >> bail is denied 424-year-old eric rose, accused of gunning do
that cards were left behind at the arsonist latest target and detectives are working with pennsylvania state police now to try and solve this crime. on andrew court in parkton the charred remains of 2 cars sit in the driveway. flames here were so intense they melted the siding on the house. all together 9 cars set on fire. king of hearts dance at the high school in york county cancelled due to a crash. in some keys cards were left at the scene so some pennsylvania residents have now dubbed the arsonist the joker. >> it's somebody who went on spree that night. i think it is watching too much tv and get crazy ideas. >> pennsylvania authorities confirm at one seen one card had a written message stating all the king dancing. pennsylvania authorities are now on the look out for a red 2 door vehicle which may be connected to the case. this is fox 45 news at 5:30. >>> the woman accused of paying to have her husband killed at a gas station is denied bail. this is the second time now this week a judge denied carla porter attempt for bail. she's accused of paying 9,000 dollars to have her husba
. >> reporter: on the internet she was known of jihad jane. she is a 46-year-old suburb pennsylvania woman. in date he wrote online she was desperate to do something to help suffering muslims. people at her apartment complex were stunned to hear the fbi describe their neighbor as a willing martyr. she was arrested in philadelphia in on the and charged with trying to recruit islamic fighters and plotting to assassinate. >> this cartoonist. she said her blond hair and blue eyes would allow her to blend in with people. their goal was to recruit men and women for suicide missions. it is another case that raises concern about homegrown terrorist. >> the fact that it is going on and it is being directed remotely through a remote control, if you will, through cyber space over the internet. >> reporter: the case was made public after seven men were arrested in connection to plotting to kill the swedish cartoonist. >> many of us are givings your two cents. here's what you have to same we would like to hear from you. log on to abc2news.com. add a comment or become our friend or facebook and join the
on the roadways. on the major roadways. one crash in towson, still pennsylvania at bosley avenue. let's get a check of buses and trains with mark jones. >> the commute is a good one right now. light rail and metro subway on time. marc train showing no difficulties and delays. buses dealing with a heavy volume of passengers on 64, 19 and 10 bus lines. for the mta transit team, i'm mark jones. >>> a high school in northern mississippi has called off its prom because a lesbian student wanted to wear a tuxedo and bring her girlfriend. the aclu is all over this. it has a policy requiring dates to be of the opposite sex. there's a chance that private citizens could step up and host the problem. >>> zookeepers in australia thought a calf died in the womb earlier this week, but to everyone's surprise, the baby is alive this morning. they say he may have gone into a coma while being delivered. the zoo staff now affectionately nicknaming the animal mr. shuffles. >>> you can hit delete on bill gates name as the richest man in the world. type in carlos slim and he doesn't even own a computer. he went f
of pennsylvania. >> i think we now are seeing the successful recruitment in the united states of non-muslim people initially, to get involved in jihad. >> reporter: u.s. officials say the 46-year-old la rose was born in san angelo, texas, and she moved to pennsylvania. officials say she and five other individuals scattered across the globe, are alleged to be using the internet to recruit jihadists to commit acts o terrorism in europe and south asia. >> unbelievable. >> reporter: neighbors in suburban pennsylvania suspected nothing. >> wow. it's amazing. surprising. shocking. >> reporter: the indictment says muslim militants ordered la rose to kill this cartoonist. la rose said she would make killing him the goal to achieve it or die trying. authorities believe she was valued for her ability to blend in among europeans. >> the terrorists have figured out they can't look like middle eastern people, whether they be male or female. they put a lot of time in the internet of recruiting people. >> reporter: as part of the same investigation, seven muslim immigrants were arrested in ireland this week, als
pennsylvania. wide range in temperatures this morning. a few clouds will drift by but we do not expect any precipitation. temperatures in the mid 50's and high is 51 so we'll be above the mark. some rain is likely later this week so get out and enjoy the beautiful weather in the next couple of days. >> and you can enjoy the commute as well. you may start to see some delays further spot rush hour and construction 95 at russell. first want to check speed censors and we're doing quite well. a bit sluggish once you get to the west side. pretty standard stuff happening there. again, northbound 95 the onramp is blocked. take 395 ads your alternate to mlk. eight minutes on the inner loop from 795, and a seven-minute stretch. here's a live view of traffic if you plan to travel on the north side so far so good. we'll switch over to a live view of 95 to 395. you can see some flashing light with that construction. that's the latest with traffic pulse 11. >> our big story this morning six people are behind bars in connection with the murder of a baltimore county gas station owner. >> william porter wa
pennsylvania. this big crowd waiting on president obama. the president speaking about his signature issue, fixing the health care system. and he's taking the show on the road, you might say, pushing for final votes. any minute now the president will give a speech on the issue at arcadia university in pennsylvania. nbc's first read points out this is the first time since last september that the president he is out on the stump for the sole purpose of pushing health care reform. nbc's ron allen is there. so, ron, as we see the crowd is in place. do we have any idea when the president will arrive? >> reporter: any minute, tamron. we expect him here the next five or ten minutes or so. we know he is in pennsylvania. his plane has landed so he's on his way here and he's not that far away. inside about 1,800 people. it looks more like a campaign event than anything else. this is not going to be a town hall where people are going to come up and ask questions about health care. this is a rally, i would think, as the best way to describe it. the administration is calling the next couple of weeks th
to the public. on the road in pennsylvania today he makes it a campaign against washington. >> i don't know how passing health care will play politically. but i do know that it's the right thing to do. >> pennsylvania governor ed rendell was with the president today. he will join us live straight ahead. >>> good afternoon i'm savannah guthrie in for andrea mitchell. developing right now, toyota goes on the offense to win back consumer trust. in a few minutes the company will stage a technical demonstration trying to discredit claims that the cars have a dangerous flaw in the electronic system. fill lebeau covers the car industry. what are we expecting to see? >> very techy, very wonky. toyota algieengineers will be da test done by a professor who testified on capitol hill. toyota says it's going to run the same test and it will show that, listen, these flaws are not here. in fact, the results that were derived by the professor in southern illinois are similar to what you would find in competitors' vehicles. we don't know exactly what they'll be doing during this technical demonstration. toyota
in front of charlotte bush's southern pennsylvania home marks the spot where police say someone torched his car. >> it scares the hell out of you because he could have killed somebody. >> reporter: parts of the car exploded sending glass and debris in all directions. three days later and she doesn't understand why or who would do such a thing. we don't sleep any more. i haven't sleep. you wake up every little noise you hear. and there's little kids in the neighborhood. they scared the hell out of a lot of people for what? their petty reasons? >> reporter: she's not alone. various people have reported 7 burned out cars, all intentional, most with the same curious marks, a trail of playing cards left behind to identify the crime. a lot of these car fires may be connected in southern pennsylvania but it may have crossed state lines. this is the recent case in parkton, maryland. two cars burned inside this home. baltimore county police won't tell us if there were playing cards left at this scene but the notionist of serial arsonist is a possibility if not a probability. >> take a look at everyt
pennsylvania 37. hagerstown 46. fredericksburg 34. give you a nine noon an 5:00 forecast here, i think we top out in the lower 80s. 71 is the high for today and rain comes in tonight. we will cover this in 15. right now a first look at traffic. >>> good morning. rise and shine, my friends. 95 northbound in virginia, right now looks like we are moving at speed out of fredericksburg past quantico to the mixing bowl on to 395, which is a perfect segue in to my next shot here. here's a shot of that interstate. looks like everyone is tracking those taillights moving at a good pace past the duke street exit. go realtime for you. route 4, route 5, 301, all of these roads are incident and accident free. on the outer loop in maryland, looks like the lanes are wide open from allentown to route 1 to north of the district. the live shot at university. and 270 southbound, no problems but construction alert going northbound. watch for crews between 370 and middle brook. back to you. >> thank you, angie. >>> a couple of minor glitches is all that's holding up final action on the health care reform package b
travels to pennsylvania to promote his health care reform plan. he has a dead line in mind for a make or break vote in congress. 11 news brook hart is in washington with a preview. >> when president obama speaks in pennsylvania today, his target audience for health care reform goes well beyond that. two opposite views. >> what america wants is something to be done. >> what the american people with is for us not to make this gargantuan mistake. >> can nancy pelosi ask them to pass it? >> it's a hodgepodge of medicare a, b, d, s-chip, etc. that worries a lot of people and frankly it troubles me. >> what's in that follow-up so called fixer bill how it effect it is senate plan's cost will determine how many democrats vote. >> in the end i have to make a decision on passing this bill or not doing anything. >> to president obama, that's not an option. >> he wants things done by a week from thursday. today he speaks at ar kadeya university in pennsylvania. wbal-tv 11 news. >> well, hollywood's best took center stage last night for the 82nd annual oscars. the nights most prestigious award bes
grath is along pennsylvania avenue in northwest this morning with details on a plan to build more bike lanes. >> reporter: good morning. it's very early in the morning but we've already seen a couple of people making their way to work on bicycles. of course, cars and bikes sharing the road, not always a great mix. it's an uneasy co-existence. in another month or two cyclists may be getting a break. the district is looking at a plan to look at more dedicated bike lanes. it's a good workout and good for the environment and more and more people are bicycling to work. washington, d.c. ranks sixth in the nation for bike commuting and soon cyclists will have more dedicated bike lanes both downtown and in the golden triangle business district. >> i think it's great. i used to commute downtown on my bike. keeps people from weavi in and out of taxicabs and cars. definitely safer. >> reporter: the proposal would add dedicated bike lanes to some of the district's busiest streets including pennsylvania avenue. 15th and 9th streets northwest as well as lanes on l and i streets downtown. the lanes could b
flooding to be an issue in maryland towards the weekend. there'll still snowpack in pennsylvania and new york. we'll have that issue, right now maryland's most powerful doppler radar. four additional sweeps across the chesapeake. southern chesapeake, we've had some rain. heading over towards christfield. it's 44 and cloudy in stevenson. not a bad start to the day. yes, we're dry in the parking lot. dry just about everywhere. there's rain in southern maryland. also looking at where you see that uh, yellow circle on the left side of the screen. that is why we expect clouds to break later this morning into early afternoon. few hours of sunshine gets us up to 61. let's go to the roads with kim brown. >> as we check around the west side of the beltway, looking good on the outer loop down to edmundson avenue. route 70 is pretty good between the beltway and route 29. here we are on the outer loop between belair road and providence road. only taking five minutes to do that. 95 southbound from white marsh to the beltway. outer loop between the 83s. as we check our cameras, not looking too bad. li
police say several vehicle fires in pennsylvania and boston are likely connected. two fires prompted the investigation when it was determined they were intentionally set. police said the crime scene was strangely similar to a string of arsons in york county, pennsylvania. cracks the attorney for a white marsh woman accused of paying a hit man to kill her husband. her lawyer said they are looking into allegations of marital trouble. >> if she were to form a defense of an abused spouse syndrome, that would be a real surprise? >> very much so. >> abused spouse syndrome, a lot of times the spouse who has suffered decades of abuse will refuse to report things to the authorities. for fear of retaliation or what the spouse will do. >> the 47-year-old porter is one of six defendants in the case. she has been denied bail. >> imagine this, internet speeds 100 times faster than you have now, at a fraction of the price. it might happen. that is exactly what google wants to do. baltimore city's mayor said she thinks she knows the perfect place. >> today we are announcing our plans to build and te
. and eager beaver, a fury little creature loses its way in pennsylvania. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with a shift into high gear. democratic paerd leaders are racing to secure votes that morning as their request for the health care system hes to the finish line. after the congressional budget office released its financial report on the bill thursday. according to new estimates president obama's plan would reduce federal deficits by about $138 billion over the next ten years, but as nbc's steve handelsman reports, they still want to scuttle the overhaul. >> reporter: the smile said it all. president obama got what he wanted to win the vote of conservative house democrats, the non-partisan congressional office, the ceo crunched the numbers, in reports the president obama health care plan would cut the deficit by more than a trillion dollar over 20 years. >> that makes this legislation the most significant effort to reduce deficits since the balanced budget act in the 1990s. >> reporter: democratic leaders a
known up north. police crossed the mason dixon line to talk with authorities in pennsylvania. in some cases we're told cars were left at the scene. pennsylvania authorities say one read -- >> he decided to go on a spree that night. i think it's kids who watch too much t.v. and get these crazy ideas. >> baltimore county authorities will not say whether cars were left behind at the latest targets, but they're closing very closely with detectives in pa. authorities are on the look out for a red 2 door vehicle, they believe might be connected to this case. megan gilliland, objectio fox 4y edition. >>> toyota's troubles could lead to new safety standards for all cars in the u.s. david strickland says his agency will consider a brake override system for all cars that would help to prevent car run away incidents like toyota has had. he may recommend black boxes for all cars like those required on airplanes but critics their concern is that the agency is too lax on car makers. >> i don't see toyota as an indicative example of failure. i see it as -- >> strickland says his agency may just need
the massive budget problems in california? >>> and we'll take you the elgin park, pennsylvania. why this is a place you can't actually go. [ smack! ] [ smack! smack! ] [ smack! smack! ] [ smack! smack! ] [ smack! ] [ smack! smack! ] [ horn honking, car alarm blaring ] [ male announcer ] your favorite foods fighting you? fight back fast with tums. calcium rich tums goes to work in seconds. nothing works faster. ♪ tum ta tum tum tums [ male announcer ] fights heartburn fast. >>> th >>> there was another sign today about how steers budget problems are today. they just agreed to chop one week off the school year to help save money. and here's an even more radical solution to the state's budget problems. legalize marijuana and tax it. there's an issue on the ballot to allow the recreational use of pot. tonight, the marijuana mill nair of this. like a lot of californians, richard lee thinks marijuana should be legal. he's got $1 million to spend on the cause. >> i have always thought since i grew up in the '70s that cannabis prohibition is unjust and hypocritical. thanks. >> all right,
clue in the natalee holloway case. >> is it really remains? >> it's a photo taken by a pennsylvania couple vacationing in aruba. >> that is a corpse. you can see the skull. you can see where the eye sockets were. it's laying flat on its back. and its arms are cradled around. you can almost see fingers. >> are they the remains of natalee holloway? >> she's been dumped in the ocean? >> yes. >> by yourself? >> yes. >> how? you went swimming or what? >> no. >> i'm not so sure he did throw her in the ocean. i don't know that. if he did i hope they find her. >> with a boat? >> yes. >> then it's done. when you've brought her away with a boat further than two miles, she won't be coming back ever, you know. >> van der sloot admits he made the comments but says they were all "lies." >> it's just despicable what he's done. >> results of the dive team search expected at any moment. >> this pretty boy is going to go down, and the reason why is that this seems to be exactly what was described in his first confession in that van. this is going to prove it. >> good evening. i'm nancy grace. i want
of the northeast. flood warn, in place in western pennsylvania and in other areas. jacqui jeras is tracking the threat for us from the cnn weather center. >> good to see you, fred. unfortunately the bearer of bad if yous today as we have a lot of that flooding going on. not just in pennsylvania, but across much of the mid-atlantic and north eastern corridor. we have the same pesky upper level low that's been sitting in the midwest a couple of days and now it's sitting here in the mid-atlantic and northeast. that coupled with high pressure up to the north in canada, so there is a big gradient between this high and low driving in those strong winds and rainfall totals have been very impressive here so far in the last 24 hours. we'll make this big for you. everywhere you can see some of this bright red, that is anywhere between three to six inches of rainfall in just 24 hours. the virginias as well as pennsylvania getting in on heavy rain and flooding. there have been a lot of water rescues in west virginia and virginia. we are working on getting video from our affiliates out of there. look fo
of the bill fails to stop it from becoming law. governor ed rendell of pennsylvania and senator amy klobuchar of minnesota join us. >>> the congressman who admits to screaming "baby killer" on the floor of the house apologizes for having done it and immediately tries to fund raise off the fact that he did it. another texas congressman proposes ending your right to vote for your united states senate. senator scott brown's best available fund-raising weapon turns out to be a big surprise. apparently senator scott brown best available fund-raising weapon, um, is me. he is trying to raise money using me. that very strange story tonight will make me a guest on my own show for the first time ever. that is all coming up. we begin with an historic day in washington. today president barack obama did what generations of presidents before him only dreamed of doing. he put his pen to legislation which officially made health reform the law of the land. mr. obama joined by a huge audience of democratic members of congress and a celebratory ceremony marking a year's worth of legislative wrangling and a cent
into with the story. >> we're learning that the pennsylvania congressmen -- the suspect has been collaborating with a group of muslims. she told a judge that she did it. arms behind her back, her ir in cornrows, she faced a packed federal courtroom. >> she entered a plea of not guilty. >> she is a 46-year-old from pennsylvania accused of plotting the highest -- jiadists. -- jihadists. she is one of along west suspected of helping homegrown terrorists. and this group of five americans from northern virginia. >> we are starting to see those that convert to islam who neve had anything to do with it for whatever reason take up the radical cause. there's a wide open to be tapped. >> theypleaded guilty admitting that he helped scout out the city ahead of the 2008 attack that killed 166. >> the unlikely number of militants are radicalizing themselves. as for her, she now has a trial date set for may 3. >>> former president bill clinton and george w. bush are taking a trip together next week at the request of president obama. they're leavinding fund raising efforts for haiti. they leave for port-au-pr
out at 35 in baltimore and it's freezing in easton and below freezing into york, pennsylvania and 24 degrees there and back into the mountains, 37. warm relatively, we could be down into the deep freeze this time of the year and cloud cover will give way to a mostly sunny sky into the afternoon and the two degree guaranteed high at i have. let's go to the roads with kim. >>> well, traffic is light to moderate as you make your way around the area. we have a disabled vehicle and that's not having an impact so far. not looking bad southbound on 83. that's a five minute trip there and that's only 1 minute there and 83 from the beltway to the jfx, only 4 minutes. and from the travel times to the cameras, not looking bad here on the westside at liberty road and traffic's flowing freely and no problems anywhere else. back to you. >>> well, we're talking rush hour. let's talk about this. 5:10 and after a deadly attack, the metro pentagon station is back up and running this morning. >>> also ahead, this building on fire, it gave us a lot of good memories over the holidays and now, it's just a
is on the way. and you know the part to the main are brought in from pennsylvania and the department of public works crews say that the parts should arrive later on today. trudging through a foot of mud, you get a look at why the pipe isn't that easy to fix. workers had to redirect the stream before acould get to the broken line beneath it. the city's using heavy equipment to remove the section and to make way for workers. >>> the water comes underneath here and eventually through the steel and the steel gave out. >> now, we're here and take a look behind me here. this dunkin donuts has been closed for two days because of water. and not only is it inconveniencing the business owners also, homeowners. and you can go to the reisterstown sports complex from noon until 9:00 to pick up water. we're told that if all goes well, they're able to restore and fix that pipe that people should have water tomorrow morning. reporting live in reisterstown, abc2 news. >>> well w they -- well, they call her jihad jane. she was born in texas and went by several other names. she lived 90 minutes outside us in phi
arlen specter is surging in pennsylvania after supporting the public option and the employee free choice act? going on the record for two big issues that the left loves? a new poll out this morning shows that specter's on top for the first time in a while in the pennsylvania senate race. the new quinnipiac poll shows specter ahead of gop nominee pat toomey by seven points. hold it right there, 49%-42%. that's not knocking it out of the park, but there aren't any other democrats across the country that are surging like that. guess what, folks? progressives are alive and well. they're not basically saying, we're not against you. you just have to do what we want you to do and we're going to be there for you. senator lincoln, i don't think she gets it. blanche lincoln has been against what's in the best interest of the working folk of america. she's been a real stick in the mud when it comes to health care reform. she's really not been anywhere near the democratic platform. so this is what happens. in a matter of hours, her challenger, the lieutenant governor of arkansas, bill halter, he rai
tomorrow. if you get to the northeast, maybe some significant snow in pennsylvania and maybe york state. it will be a cursity in our area -- may be some significant snow and pennsylvania and new york state. close to freezing by early on saturday morning. our friday expressed -- chilly. in the next seven days, the cherry blossom festival gets under way with a sunny sky. the temperatures in the low 50's. gunheim is a trend of dry, warm weather through next week. >>> the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers. moving you forward. >>> wizards ha vve a new owner? >> a great owner. it is being reported that "the washington post" anthat >>> live and in hd, this is abc 7 newleoe wizards. the price of the properties was the biggest hurdle in these negotiations. the entire value of the team is $500 million. the agreement has to be approved by aajority of the nba owners, but listen to the capitals coach talk about his owner. >> anything he touches, you know, it does not turn to gold because it turns to gold. it goes well because it had is in charge. he knows what he is doi
. the city tracked down a 20-foot section of replace. pipe that had to be taken from redding, pennsylvania. the day yesterday allowed the children to play and part of the children spent the day at the playground and some weren't happy about the day off. >> they need to announce it before 6:00 a.m. in the morning. it's difficult for parents working full time. >> reporter: now, on the average, more than a hundred cars an hour are coming through the line. water will be handedoutt today from noon until 9:00 p.m.. and water shower restored tomorrow morning. reporting here live in reisterstown. >>> when you think of a courageous man, a convicted dog fighter isn't one that comes to your mind, but today, michael vick is holding a courage award. we can't show you the award ceremony this year, cameras weren't allowed. >>> we're told he received one of the louder ovations of the night and outside, he was met by a less welcoming crowd. several picketed the ceremony. he was convicted of dog fighting in 2007 and he served 18 months in prison and since then, with he's donated his time and protestors say
and others in pennsylvania through the mid-atlantic. the purpose is to study wind hazards, to develop building codes and practices, to prevent damage. . it is the crucial last step in preventing loss it is from natural disasters. h.r. 3820 includes provisions to develop ways to cost-effectively retrofit existing structure and secure lifelines as well as provisions for research to identify the best methods to encourage homeowners, businesses and communities to plan for natural disasters and adopt mitigation and education measures. h.r. 3820 also brings greater coordination to federal natural hazards r&d efforts. it direct the relevant agencies to develop a multihazards research agenda and identify where common research approaches are appropriate across different types of hazards. this will not only enable a research agenda for the lessons learned in one disaster can be applied to help prevent damage in another and therefore save lives, it will use scarce taxpayer dollars more effectively and more efficiently. i would like to thank the ranking member of the technology and innovations su
, forecasters have downgraded their predictions for river cresting here in pennsylvania. but other states are not faring as well. heavy rain and wind gusts are only the beginning. adding insult to injury, places that saw historic snowfall this winter now face flooding from a persistent rainstorm. from pennsylvania down south, to the nation's capital, rivers are at or near flood level. the result of rapid snow melt, rain and a new moon. >> new moon important because on top of the enhanced tides that's going to add more tidal flooding. that may raise the normal tide, maybe a foot or a foot and half. >> reporter: in west virginia a woman is dead after being swept away by a swollen stream. and a firefighter assisting in water rescues is missing after his boat capsized. the worst of the flooding was expected in pennsylvania but has yet to materialized. although people here were prepared for the worst. looks like it was a lot of work? >> it was a lot of work. we had to play it safe. better to be safe than sorry. >> it's kind of spooky when you look at the river and know there's nothing you can
, pennsylvania avenue, just before the beltway -- route 4. the signal is out. 95 northbound, as a crashed at newington -- a crash. >> 6:12, 51 degrees. but still ahead, a 10-year battle between the survivors of the 9/11 attacks and the city of new york is almost over. we will have those details. >> several schools in the d.c. area are receiving failing grades. coming up after the break, i grades. coming up after the break, i will tell you >> you are watching abc 7's good morning washington with doug mcelway, alison starling, brian van de graaff, and lisa baden. this is good morning washinton, on your side. >> in our top story, senate majority leader harry reid's wife was seriously injured when the car she and her daughter were riding in was rear ended by a truck on 95 in northern virginia. 69-year-old landr reid broker back, neck, and her nose. his daughter has been released from hospital. thtrucdriver is facing reckless driving charges. >>>> new york city has agreed to pay $600 million or more to settle lawsuits filed by rescue workers and volunteers who became sick working at ground ze
minutes. >>> police are on the scene of a shooting at 3900 block of pennsylvania avenue. a man was shot one time. he was breathing and conscious when help around. we will have more details as they become available. >>> the man who murdered a teenager and attacked her sister has not been executed. paul powell was executed last night and was convicted of killing stacie reed. he also attempted to kill her sister kristie. powell did not have any last words. >>> president obama will push his health care plan at george mason university. a crucial vote is expected on sunday. democrats are about eight votes short of the 216 votes needed to pass the bill. president obama postponed his trip to indonesia. >> the most important domestic priority here in the united states is going to be voted on this weekend or early next week and i have to be here. >> initial estimate say the plan would cost $940 billion over 10 years. it would be paid for with new taxes. we will have a live report later. >>> investigators are trying to figure out how body ended up in a pond in alexandria. police say someone walkin
stalled in pennsylvania along the maryland/pennsylvania line all day long. we managed to stay on the mild side. but now this whole area is becoming overcome as this storm gets closer and closer and we get more and more moisture in the atmosphere. as the storm tracks over pennsylvania and west virginia in the next 24 hours, our rain chances will increase as well. the rain chances for a few scattered showers. light southeast winds and lows probably mostly in the low 50's. might be a couple upper 40's in there somewhere. here's where the map will look like tomorrow. similar to today, things just closing in on us, especially that moisture. so the front will remain stalled around the maryland/pennsylvania line. another front from the south. that just intensifies the rain. we might even hear a clap of thunder here and there but basically it's just periods of rain tomorrow. if there's a better chance for thunder, it will be south of us and cloudy and cool conditions if it's not raining. southeast winds at 10 to 15. 59 to 65 tomorrow. temperatures get knocked down again because of the clouds and
been captured. the man is described as an egyptian-american, american-born, pennsylvania-born, light-skinned but, again, we do not know if this has actually taken place. >> and, bob, talk about the significance of a gadahn. why are officials so want to get him? >> he is an american and is in in your face propagandist and that is one of the things that essentially has driven the u.s. and driven them to charge him with treason. the first time an american has been charged with treason since 1952. so what we have here is somebody as an american angers a lot of people in the u.s. and certainly his calls for attacks on the u.s., his most recent call was an attack was a call for attacking american soldiers, emulating major hasan from ft. hood. >> thank you for the update. >> thank you. >>> the threat of explosions and possible death was not enough to keep an amazing 55% to 60% of iraqis from going to the voting booths to cast their ballots in sund sunday's elections. the votes are still being tallied. iraq will have a new parliament many hope will outlast the mi military presence. we will g
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